Police enactment the antheral (C) who played songs connected a harmonica into constabulary van, extracurricular the British Consulate successful Hong Kong, connected Sept. 19, 2022, successful this representation made from video. (Patreon @Boomhead via AP)
HONG KONG—A antheral who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II adjacent the British Consulate successful Hong Kong was arrested for alleged sedition.
Police said the 43-year-old antheral was detained precocious Monday adjacent the consulate, wherever dozens of radical had gathered to retrieve the precocious monarch. Elizabeth was sovereign successful the metropolis erstwhile it was a British colony earlier its handover to Chinese regularisation successful 1997.
Local media reports said the detained antheral had stood extracurricular the consulate playing songs connected a harmonica including “Glory to Hong Kong,” the anthem of pro-democracy protests that rocked the metropolis successful 2019. Video shared connected societal media showed the assemblage singing on arsenic the antheral played.
Police said Tuesday the antheral was arrested for probe connected suspicion of “committing an enactment with seditious intent.” They did not supply further details.
Thousands of Hong Kong residents person lined up successful caller days successful beforehand of the British Consulate and near floral tributes to the queen, known affectionately arsenic “boss lady” by galore successful the metropolis who inactive retrieve assemblage rule.
Until the arrest, Hong Kong authorities had allowed the orderly, somber outpouring of grief to continue.